Newman “Buddy” Burgess, 90, of Cabot, woke up in the arms of the Lord April 3, 2017. He was born March 16, 1927 to Amos and Myrtle Burgess.

Buddy served 24 years in the Air Force including WWII, Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was a world-wide traveler and was always ready to go somewhere.

He was preceded in death by his son Norman Schroeder and one grandchild.

He is survived by his wife Geraldine, son Kent Schroeder, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 8 at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, with entombment in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Arrangements by Smith - Westbrook Funeral Home.